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Mosley sets a first day of school example we should all follow

Published Aug. 24, 2016

After a kidney transplant this summer Judge Derek Mosley, who I have no hesitation describing as a beloved-by-all Milwaukeean, hopes to be back at work next week. But when he talks about his usual first day of school greeting of students at Siefert Elementary, there's no maybe.

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First Look: King IB Middle School's new home at Malcolm X Campus

Published Aug. 22, 2016

After a couple years of work, the former Malcolm X Academy is ready to swing open its doors and welcome kids back. The school, at 121 E. Hadley St., will officially reopen on Thursday, Sept. 1, as home to the Rufus King International Baccalaureate Middle School.

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Community schools partnership works to embrace Milwaukee's children

Published Aug. 16, 2016

Last year, Milwaukee Public Schools joined with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County to create the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership and launch a wraparound services program at four schools. Now, two more schools are joining.

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Urban spelunking: Exploring the old Mound Street School attic

Published Aug. 9, 2016

There are always some Milwaukee places on my bucket list to see, and yesterday, I got to cross one off when I got a tour of the Winchester Place apartments in Bay View, in what was originally Mound Street School, 2148 S. Mound St.

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DPW works to green five MPS schoolyards this summer

Published July 13, 2016

Thanks to support from the Ceres Foundation, five MPS schools are getting new green space this summer, owing to the efforts of Kimberly Kujoth and Scott Baran, who work for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works' forestry department.

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MPS christens Marvin Pratt Elementary School on Friday

Published July 13, 2016

On Friday, July 15 at noon, Milwaukee Public Schools, along with a slate of city and state officials and community leaders, will honor former Mayor Marvin Pratt by renaming Silver Spring Elementary School, 5131 N. Green Bay Ave. after him.

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After Means' resignation, OSPP is now a five-alarm dumpster fire

Published June 30, 2016

Demond Means resigned Wednesday as the commissioner of the OSPP. I don't want to make this about me, because it isn't. However, I warned you people that something like this would happen. And now we have on our hands a five-alarm dumpster fire.

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10 views of the Fernwood Montessori addition progress

Published June 23, 2016

Today, I spent a little time with architect Craig Eide and Fernwood Montessori School principal John Sanchez touring the Bay View public school's new addition, which is expected to be complete by mid-July, for a Sept. 1 first day of school.

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Two more schools added to MPS' Community Schools Partnership

Published June 22, 2016

Milwaukee Public Schools' Browning Elementary School and Lincoln Avenue Elementary School are scheduled to join MPS and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County's Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership.